Workplace Unplugged: A candid interview with Kate Lister, of Global Workplace Analytics, where she talks workplace wellness in facilities management.
Employee well-being is THE key to economic sustainability. We need to stop focusing on the cost of employee space, the cost of healthcare, and a myriad of other things that are just the tip of the iceberg. If your people are not emotionally, physically, financially and socially WELL, they simply can not do their best work.
In a desperate bid to retain young workers, advertising agencies have started to look more like startups, hoping that chill vibes will keep people from quitting.
It's not the ping pong and foosball that attracts employees to Google, it's good pay and the opportunity to work on cool stuff. The rest is a waste money if people don't have their basic human needs met.
ANZ Bank transformed staff engagement and productivity by implementing a ‘Playbox’ of different furniture and technology to match different ways of working."
New strategy offers 14 different work settings. In addition to $ savings, engagement increased in one group from 30% to 90%.